Bristol Palin was quickly thrust into the national spotlight as a teenager when her mother, Sarah Palin — the former governor of Alaska — became the Republican nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election.
Bristol was pregnant with her first child at the time. She was just 16 years old.
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As Dearly previously reported, the now 27-year-old is using her past experiences as a teen mom to help others going through similar experiences by joining the cast of MTV’s Teen Mom OG.
And as Bristol revealed yesterday, she isn’t the only member of her family becoming a reality TV star.
According to the mom of three’s Instagram page, Bristol’s oldest son Tripp is one of the cast members of “Dancing With the Stars: Juniors.”
It’s been a BUSY few months, to say the least! When it rains, it pours… so proud of my Tripp for jumping into something so out of his norm— God works in the most mysterious ways!
Bristol followed her statement with the hashtag, “blessings on blessings.” Tripp is 9 years old.
And while the majority of her fans found the announcement to be adorable:
Ummmmmmmmm okay yes. I’m living for this!! Go Tripp!
How exciting for him and to have the support of his family even better!!!
Tripp is growing up to be such a handsome young man. You have always been a great mom! I think this will be great for him!
Others were a bit more negative:
I can’t!! It’s icky!! He’s a kid .. Make some money another way.
He goes home in the first week.
I really do think you are better than letting your kid do this.
Below is a list of the other child stars to join the “DWTS: Juniors” cast:
Addison Osta Smith: “First girl and youngest contestant ever to win MasterChef Junior,” according to People.
Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson: Former star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Akash Vukoti: “Youngest boy ever to participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee,” according to People.
Ariana Greenblatt: Actress
Hudson West: Actor
Jason Maybaum: Actor
Mackenzie Ziegler: Former star of Dance Moms
Mandla Morris: Son of legendary singer Stevie Wonder
Miles Brown: Actor
Sky Brown: “Skateboarding and surfing phenomenon and social media sensation,” according to People.
Sophia Pippen: Daughter of NBA legend Scottie Pippen
“Dancing With the Stars: Juniors” will begin on Sunday, October 7 on ABC.